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“Relaxing and friendly atmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Black Sheep Carpets

Black Sheep Carpets
Ranked #10 of 23 Shopping in Selcuk
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“Relaxing and friendly atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

After a morning of trekking ephesus i stumbled across this wonderful shop. The owner Aydin and his nephew Can helped me alot for my whole trip. After meeting them they gave me great advise and tips on my stay in selcuk. They gave me a tour of their shop and explained all the different styles of kilims and rugs! I felt so relaxed in the shop that i decided to buy not only 1 but 2 carpets while i was here. I spent alot of time at the shop drinking cay and listening to their wonderful stories. I have been to other parts of turkey before and have to say i have never felt so comfortable in any other shop in any other place as i did in Blacksheep Carpets in Selcuk. If you are travelling through Selcuk i would highly recommend to stop by and you will not be disappointed! <3

Visited September 2013
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“Sincere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

Such a wonderful place to inhale the authentic turkısh culture. Friendly and sincere Murselin abi takes his time to answer all questions and thus satisfy you in every subject from carpeting to turkısh, kurdish living style.

Visited March 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Incredible Hospitality and Laid-back Shopping Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

We spent one of our nicest afternoons in Turkey at this carpet shop in Selcuk. Galip and Murselin took their time with us, and learning about the history of carpet-making and exploring their stock was better than a museum visit. The kilims, in particular, were a feast for the senses. We drank tea and talked, and Murselin even took down a beautiful string instrument from the wall and serenaded us with a traditional wedding song. I ended up buying two carpets--one for my parents and one for myself. Like most good carpet salesmen, Black Sheep claim not to bargain--and it's true that the prices are not ridiculously inflated. But bargaining is possible and advisable within reason. The prices are on par with certain shops in Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, but the shopping experience is much more humane. We were having such a nice time that we lingered after the sale, and Gallip invited us to stay for a lovely supper in the back of the shop, where he shared a dish of baked okra, fresh bread, and tomato salad. He even ran out to buy us a little baklava and tahini ice cream, which we ate out front as the town passed by and exchanged evening greetings. It was wonderful to exchange stories and learn about their adventures in Turkey and beyond. Soon we had to leave, because we were due for an overnight bus to Istanbul. As a final gesture of remarkable hospitality, Gallip offered us a ride to the bus depot. The carpets are very nice, but are much nicer for the experience they commemorate!

Visited July 2013
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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“Hospitality, Carpets, and Low-Pressure Sales”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

Having experienced the high-pressure sales approach in Istanbul from various carpet salesmen, it was a pleasant experience to meet Aydin Can at Black Sheep Carpets while sitting in the shade next to the small mosque just across from the ruins of St. John's Basilica. Not only did we exchange pleasantries and talk about the various types of carpets, but his shop assistant even offered a wifi code to use their wifi while we talked. Delightful time and good prices for those who want a low-pressure approach to rug and carpet sales...

Visited July 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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“Authentic Turkish Carpets”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

Our vendor Can Serkan gave us a mini-lesson on the different levels of carpets and tour of his shop, while we asked plenty of questions, and there was no obligation to buy. There was also the choice of getting the carpets shipped back home. He was very fair with pricing, hospitable and offered refreshments.

Visited July 2013
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